European Community

The pavilion's ultra-modern shape in steel blue was like a many faceted diamond. The pavilion was sponsored by the organization of nations participating in the European Common Market, and tried to explain its experiment in international cooperation with an exhibit titled "Six Countries Decide to Live Together."

European Communities pavilion.

While the exhibits inside attempt to explain its mission, its showed more than just the history of its organization. One large section showed Europe's contemporary art, a total of 60 works by De Stael, Soulages, Karel Appel and Ipousteguy. Elsewhere were tributes to 140 Europeans who had influenced western civilization in the spheres of music, fine arts, literature, philosophy, science, technology and medicine. A reproduction of the Guttenberg Bible underlined the contribution of printing to the spread of Christianity.

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